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In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough. New York Magazine raved that “BPM is vital for the history it depicts, but it’s also important in the here and now, as a testament to public action,” while The Atlantic says that “every second is full of life.” We couldn’t agree more!
Hidden Gems of 2017
Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel, Antoine Reinartz